Irish Aid Casement Master Fellowship for Nigerian Students

Applicants
are invited for Irish Aid Casement Master Fellowship in law, human rights and
governance. The fellowship is exclusively open for Nigerian students.
The
aim of the fellowship is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to
pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to
contribute to the future development of Nigeria.

Irish
Aid is the Government of Ireland’s official agency for international
development. Irish Aid is a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and
Trade (DFA) and is managed by its Development Co-Operation Division (DCD).
Scholarship Description:
  • Application
    Deadline: 
    November 30, 2018
  • Course
    Level:
     Fellowship is available to
    pursue master’s degree programme.
  • Study
    Subject: 
    Fellowship is awarded in the field
    of law, human rights and governance.
  • Scholarship
    Award: 
    The Irish Aid Casement Fellowship
    Programme normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to
    cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances,
    in addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical
    examination and visa.
  • Number
    of Scholarships: 
    Number of
    fellowships is not given.
  • Nationality: Nigerian
    Applicants
  • Scholarship
    can be taken in 
    Ireland
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
  • Eligible
    Countries: 
    Nigerian Applicants are eligible
    to apply for the fellowship.
  • Entrance
    Requirements: 
    Candidates will
    need to have achieved the necessary educational standard to be accepted
    onto a Masters course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland. In
    addition, there are a number of essential requirements to
    be eligible to apply for this scholarship.Candidates must:
    • be
      a citizen of Nigeria and be residing in Nigeria
    • have
      achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a master’s
      level course of study in Human Rights
    • have
      a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.
    • be
      able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of Nigeria.
    • be
      able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is
      offered.
    • meet
      any relevant procedural requirements of Government of Nigeria.
    • be
      able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an
      appropriate score on a recognised test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).
An
applicant will not be considered further in either of the following
circumstances:
    • They
      already hold a master’s qualification.
    • They
      have applied for the Roger Casement Fellowship on two or more previous
      occasions without being awarded a fellowship. (Cases where an applicant
      withdrew from the process previously may be considered if there were
      exceptional or unforeseen circumstances for withdrawal in that instance).
    • They
      are currently working, or it is anticipated that they will work in the future,
      at our embassies or at headquarters. Those personnel who have worked with
      any of our embassies/missions in the past must allow a full year before
      becoming eligible to apply for a fellowship.
All
successful applicants will be required to sign a commitment to return to their
home country within 14 days of completing their studies in Ireland.
  • English
    Language Requirements: 
    Applicants must
    be able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an
    appropriate score on a recognised test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).
Application Procedure:
How
to Apply:
Applicants can apply via post:
  • A
    completed application package should include the following documents
    listed by order:
  • A
    certified copy of your passport (details page) and Nigeria identity card.
  • A
    certified copy of academic transcript and degree.
  • Two
    academic references.
  • One
    professional reference.
  • Provide
    an original copy of a previous test result – IELTS (minimum 6.5) or
    equivalent taken within two years of the application date.
  • Submit
    proof of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the time of application.
  • A
    completed application form should be submitted by post.

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